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Antenatal and Neonatal Screening$
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Nicholas Wald and Ian Leck

Print publication date: 2000

Print ISBN-13: 9780192628268

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2009

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192628268.001.0001

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Acquired haematological disorders

Acquired haematological disorders

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(p.225) 10 Acquired haematological disorders
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Antenatal and Neonatal Screening
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Elizabeth A. Letsky

Sir David Weatherall

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192628268.003.0010

This chapter discusses screening for maternal anaemia and thrombocytopaenia and fetal allo-immune thrombocytopaenia (FAIT) during pregnancy. The use of haemoglobin measurement to detect maternal anaemia is held to be justified, but screening for maternal thrombocytopaenia by measuring platelet count seems to be of no value. The possibility of screening for FAIT by typing pregnant women's platelet antigens is raised.

Keywords:   antenatal screening, maternal anaemia, fetal allo-immune thrombocytopaeniafetomaternal, maternal thrombocytopenia

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